Enjoy Christmas in Wiesbaden
Let yourself be enticed and fascinated off the beaten track by getting to know the "treasures" in the different quarters of the city on your Christmas shopping spree. The diversity of the retail mix is a joy to both local Wiesbaden people and guests from near and far.
Whether you are looking for gifts from art galleries, goldsmith ateliers, individual boutiques, department stores or simply delicious specialities from the region: you are bound to find something to suit your taste in Wiesbaden, and that’s a promise! And if your soul needs a break from Christmas shopping: take some time out in one of the many restaurants, cafés or bars and let yourself be infected by the Wiesbaden Christmas vibe.
The pedestrian zone
Well-known brands stand side by side flanked by major department stores and retailers in the more than one-and-a-half kilometre long pedestrian zone where you can spend the whole day. Diverse restaurants make your shopping spree a relaxing experience in the pedestrian zone. But you should not miss the opportunity to take a brief detour to Michelsberg, Schulgasse, Mauritius- or Faulbrunnenstraße, Friedrich- and Luisenstraße. There are plenty of small and some large specialist retailers here to complete the range of goods on offer.
Old quarter and market
The historic old quarter, called the "little ship” due to its shape, combines culinary delicacies with individual fashion and jewelry design. Inviting gastronomy with pleasant open spaces characterize the old quarter together with providers of selected scents and aromas. The weekly market in the immediate vicinity offers a wide range of regional produce.
Wilhelmstrasse - Taunusstrasse - Quellenviertel
Much of what originates here is made by traditional craftsmanship and is "Made in Wiesbaden"”: you can purchase pralines made fresh daily and handmade leather shoes or let yourself be presented haute couture fashion. Detailed advice right up to the full satisfaction of the customer and not just at Christmastime goes without saying for the dealers, some of whom have been established here for decades.
There are few major cities in which you can literally hike from the city centre into nature. Give it a try! Just stroll from Taunusstrasse out of the city in the direction of the Nerotal. Or visit the Kurpark directly behind the Kurhaus.